I can ONLY speak for the store in which I was employed. I learned a lot while working there about retail, clothing, customer service and being a strong person. With this store it isn't a team effort. The team effort is established between only associates that love their job.With that being said, you genuinely have to love what you do to be able to get through a day. Most but not all of the management IS horrible. having a upset customer and having to wait for a extended period of time before someone even calls. I had some amazing co-workers and some that only cared for themselves. Whereas I wanted to make the store a comfortable and clean area to shop and also work not everyone cared the same. All some management and co-workers cared for were credit card applications and customer service. The way I viewed it is that if you have a clean and put together environment to shop associates would not have such a hard time convincing if the customers fall in love with the store and the clothing itself. Unfortunately on multiple occasions I was told to stop cleaning up the sales floor and try to get credit applications. The hardest part of my job was the fact that I loved this job and I worked very hard at every task that was given to me but some management ARE very rude, disrespectful, not understanding, and could care less for the people that drive the sales at the end of the day they just want to know that it was reached. I almost broke down and cried a couple of times because it became unbearable. The most enjoyable thing about y job was having some of the best people working with - több...
1 Hour lunch, Awesome store events, Some amazing associates
If you are part time you have no benefits at all, In store problems are not handled by corporate head office, rude management
Before working for this company, I like many really did not understand what is involved in the day to day operations of how, where and why merchandise is displayed as it is within any store. In all honesty, I didn't care. When you are a customer, you want to just go into a store, look around and perhaps make a purchase.
I had serious reservations about working in retail due to the hours, dealing with the public, and being on my feet all day. This has been an experience that I will appreciate for the rest of my life. I have gained so much insight and understanding. In addition, I have to say that the majority of customer interaction I have had, has been most enjoyable.
JC Penney is a very good company to work for, however, not much of an opportunity to advance.
Working at JCPenney's was an alright experience. The're were some real nice people and then the're were some real grumps. Seems like the older workers formed a click and were not really warm or welcoming to the younger associates. There was also lack of communication, all of a sudden they were cutting hours and I got jack nothing. Just felt rude to be left hanging, not knowing if I had a job or not, or if I had done something that made the company not want to keep me. I find it disloyal and disrespectful to the employee.
It was an OK learning experience, but I feel like it's a place you don't want to work for very long.
As the title says, I enjoyed working for them as a company. There were many days in which I loved working and was excited to be there. I worked for two stores, and while the first store I worked for in California was fantastic and well managed, the store in Kentucky had poor leadership and staff morale was through the floor. In terms of Retail companies to work for however, they are one of the best that I've worked for.
Friendly customers, long breaks, comfortable atmosphere
Poor leadership, erratic scheduling, no chance for advancement.
A typical day at the workplace was easy I helped customers pic out clothes and accessories, I learned how to deal with all kinds of people and personalities and how to organize a clothing store, management was ok, my coworkers were great to work with anything that required team work they were quick to help, there was nothing hard about the actual job, creating outfits for the customers
I enjoyed working at JC Penney when I first started and received a couple of raises. I have now been there for 2 1/2 years and have not had another raise and hours are constantly being cut. With the financial trouble JC Penney was/is going through its understood. A good job for someone with no responsibilities.
great co workers, supervisors will assist if needed
A typical day at JC Penny consisted of greeting each and every customer who walked through the door. I would enjoy approaching customers and offering my help and later following up if they declined. I handled sales transactions offer and open credit as well. I handle credit inquiries offer online ordering and processed online orders when they came for pick up. Recovery was a must to help maintain the store .The hardest part was not being able to working among people who didn't love their job . The most enjoyable part of my day was when customers would thank me and mention me in the survey.
I filled the role, I was an excellent cashier and I never made any mistakes. I also learned a lot and had fun, I met a lot of return customers. They took our commission away a week after I was hired. I sold many men's suits that season I worked there about 1 year. I tried to live on their 6.00 an hour.